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Saibal Roy

Funded Investigator


Prof. Saibal Roy is Research Professor at the Physics Department, University College Cork (UCC) and Head of Group in the Micro-nano-systems Centre of Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland.
He is a Science Foundation Ireland Principal Investigator in the Micropower Devices/Systems and Nanomagnetics research area.

In 2020, Prof. Roy received the CONNECT ‘Tom Brazil excellence in research award’ for his contribution in the area of electromagnetic transductions for renewable energy employing micro-nano-magnetics.

In 2017, Prof. Roy was appointed as Research Professor at National University of Ireland – University College Cork (UCC) and also continued to remain as Senior Scientist and Head of Micropower Devices/Systems & Nanomagnetics group in Tyndall National Institute. He is also a Funded Investigator at the CONNECT research center.

In 2015, Dr. Roy was awarded the Visiting Chair Professorship of Engineering (A. S. Paintal Chair) by INSA (Indian National Science Academy). The award was given to 3 outstanding foreign scientists.

In 2013, Dr. Roy was invited for a sabbatical visit to the Electrical Engineering and Materials Science departments, Stanford University. He obtained MSc in Physics and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering working in the area of ‘Nanotechnology’. Since receiving his PhD, Dr. Roy’s professional experiences include 24 years of academic and 3 years of industrial experiences; particularly he has served both academia & industry as senior scientist and group head while leading large research groups.

Dr. Roy’s present research interests include how engineered nanostructures could be employed for benefits for the micron-scale devices from More than Moore (MtM) to beyond Moore (BM) scenario. Since joining the Tyndall National Institute, Dr. Roy was able to bring substantial (> € 8 Million) government and corporate competitive research grants. Dr. Roy has been honored by the President of the University for licensing a patented technology to INTEL. Some of his published works on Meso/MEMS scale energy harvesting devices were featured widely in international media.

Dr. Roy has supervised 36 Bachelor/Master/PhD/Post-doctoral researchers to date at UCC and Tyndall National Institute. Many of his PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers received different national & international awards and held/are currently holding faculty/scientist positions in academia (UL, Cambridge Univ, Tyndall National Institute, Shenzhen Technology University, Manchester Univ, EPFL, IIT Delhi, IISER…) and senior R&D positions in multinational industries (Dialog Semi, Eirgrid, ABB, Analog Devices, Maxim Integrated, Elix Wireless, Intel…). He serves in various national and international technical committees, as member of the editorial board of a journal, and external examiner of PhD thesis of many international institutes/universities. He has 3 global patents, published 7 book chapters, and over 200 peer reviewed research articles in esteemed Journals and conference proceedings with h index of 37 to date.

Details can be found at UCC / Tyndall National Institute sites.


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